Tour of Industries 2017


Tour Of Industries 2017 “The Future is Made Here!” – We took a break in 2016, but TOUR OF INDUSTRIES is back for 2017. Save the date for October 21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM.

Major companies in Vermilion County Illinois are opening their doors for a special one day, behind-the-scenes look. The Vermilion County Tour of Industries, hosted by Vermilion Advantage, will include eight companies this year, the highest number in the history of the event. 

The Tour of Industries will be held from 9-3 PM (CST) on Saturday October 21. Tour participants may register to win prizes, learn about the companies and receive information about immediate job openings. The eight companies participating are:

First tours begin at 9 AM, last tours begin at 2:30.


Tour guests will be required to follow safety guidelines including:

Long pants ONLY (no shorts, skirts, or dresses).

Closed toe/closed heel shoes. Athletic/tennis shoes with rubber soles recommended.

No cameras or cell phone use in the building.

No jewelry.

Additional requirements in several companies also include minimum age restrictions for children. Most minimum ages range from 7-10 years of age. Visitors at Fiberteq and Viscofan must be at least 16 years of age.  All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all other locations.

Automation International | 1020 Bahls Street, Danville

*Unique size and complexity of the equipment the company designs and builds.

*Cutting edge technology used for many products.

*Highly automated processes and systems.

Danville Metal Stamping | 400 Eastgate Drive, Danville

*Discover the intricate details and steps necessary to produce an array of sheet metal components and assemblies used in turbine engines for the aerospace and power generation industry.

*Through the forming, machining, assembly, and quality control processes, visitors will witness the transformation of raw material into finished product with tolerances less than the thickness of a sheet of paper.

Fiberteq | 3650 Southgate Drive, Danville

*Beginning to end process of wet chop fiberglass product to finished fiberglass mat product.

*300,000 sq. ft. warehouse storing up to 15,000 fiberglass rolls.

*Oven dryer over 500 degrees.

Hall of Fame Plaques and Signs by Trigard | 1125 North Kimball Street, Danville

*Behind-the-scene look at how plaques, memorials and trophies are created.

*Start to finish process including: designing, engineering, programing, CNC machining, sandblasting, powder coating, painting, assembly and large format printing.

Thyssenkrupp Presta Camshafts  | 70 Walz Creek Drive, Danville

*Technically advanced processes.

*Robotics and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery.

*Safe, clean, organized, and efficient production facility.

*People of all ages with all different specialties.

thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Company | 1000 Lynch Road, Danville

*Production Site of Machined Crankshafts.

*Advanced Technology with high levels of automation.

Viscofan | 915 N Michigan Avenue, Danville

*The process of taking white fibrous paper and turning it into a clear plastic-like casing.

*The vast variety of colors and functionality that Viscofan incorporates into its casings.

*The red rhine on bologna –  participants will get to see where it comes from and what purpose it serves.

Watchfire Signs | 1015 Maple Street, Danville

*High-tech printed circuit board assembly facility.

*Robotic electronic manufacturing equipment.

*Sophisticated color & brightness camera calibration system.

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